About the County Clerk
Lucy Adame-Clark is the first Latina and first woman elected as Bexar County Clerk. She was born and raised in San Antonio. Mrs. Adame-Clark is a mother of two beautiful children and the wife of a sheriff’s deputy.
Mrs. Adame-Clark attended Southern Careers Institute where she studied Paralegal studies. Prior to becoming Bexar County Clerk, Mrs. Adame-Clark started her career with the Sheriff’s Office in 1997. In January 2008 she was promoted to the Criminal Investigation Division section as a Latent Print Examiner/AFIS. As a latent print examiner she worked with high profile cases throughout the county and across the state to include working directly with ATF, TX DPS, FBI, and 21 different municipalities. Mrs. Adame-Clark also worked in the Criminal Investigation Division and worked for five (5) years with Criminal Warrants. Throughout her tenure with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, Mrs. Adame-Clark continued receiving continued education, certifications, accreditations where needed, and also earned TCOLE hours to include FBI training for IAFIS. In 2009, Mrs. Adame-Clark became an active member of the International Association for Identification. Mrs. Adame-Clark left the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office December 31, 2018 after 21 years.
Mrs. Adame-Clark serves as the Bexar County Treasurer and is a member of the Bexar County Bail Bond Board. She is the Chairman of the Records Management Committee. Her duties as County Clerk include maintaining the records of Commissioner’s Court, Probate and Mental Health Courts, Auxiliary Jail Court and 15 County Courts at Law. She is in charge of recording all public records, including land records, real property and vital statistics records such as marriage licenses and assumed names. She also maintains the Spanish Archive records from the 1700s representing Bexar County’s foundation.
Mrs. Adame-Clark is very active in her community and has served in many leadership capacities. Formerly President of the booster club for the Southside Independent School District AFJROTC program and Democratic Precinct Chair for the 1057 area, she continues to be involved as a leader in the community. Throughout her years of service in the community, Mrs. Adame-Clark has worked on numerous projects, with the help of many others. Mrs. Adame-Clark is committed to serving the citizens of Bexar County. She has always been and will continue to be a prominent and very involved community activist and member of the community.
County Clerk, Elected and appointed Officials, est. 1837
|Official||Selection||Date(s) in Office|
|John W. Smith||Elected||May 1, 1837 - January 31, 1841|
|Thomas H.O.S. Addicks||Elected||February 1, 1841 - August 6, 1848|
|James L. Trueheart*||Elected||August 7, 1848 - September 22, 1848|
|James L. Trueheart||Elected||September 23, 1848 - August 2, 1850|
|Samuel S. Smith||Elected||August 3, 1850 - August 11, 1865|
|Peyton L. Smythe||Appointed provisional by|
Gov. A.J. Hamilton
|August 12, 1865 - January 22, 1868|
|Mortimer Slocum||Appointed provisional by|
General J.J. Reynolds
|January 23, 1868 - February 14, 1876|
|Samuel S. Smith||Elected (Died August 17, 1882)||February 15, 1876 - August 17, 1882|
|Thad. W. Smith||Appointed and qualified||August 18, 1882 - November 2, 1896|
|Frank Mc C. Newton||Elected (Died April 1, 1902)||November 3, 1896 - April 1, 1902|
|Frank R. Newton||Appointed and qualified||April 1, 1902 - December 31, 1920|
|Jack Burke||Elected||January 1, 1921 - 1934|
|Bernard W. Ladon||Elected||1934|
|George W. Huntress, Jr.||Elected||January 1, 1935 - December 31, 1936|
|Albert G. Trawalter||Elected||January 1, 1937 - 1944|
|Fred Huntress||Elected||January 1, 1945 - December 31, 1962|
|James W. Knight||Elected (Died in office)||January 1, 1963 - April 1976|
|Robert D. Green||Appointed by County Commissioners||April 1976 - November 1976|
|Robert D. Green||Elected||November 1976 - 1994|
|Gerry Rickhoff||Elected||1995 - 2018|
|Lucy Adame-Clark||Elected||2019 - Present|
* An irregularity appeared in this election. John Young was charged with voting twice in an election and his bond signed by James L. Trueheart.